Too Polite?

It might be a problem…

It caused odd stalkers at the workplace while in high school…

And then in college…

I was reprimanded at the airport in San Francisco, for, after just being told DON’T talk to anyone, telling some fella thanks anyway but I have a ride.

I can’t help it…

Is it really so bad?

To be chronically polite?

I say bless you when someone sneezes…compulsively.

Sometimes I whisper it if I think perhaps they wouldn’t appreciate it.

I quickly had to stop saying yes to fund raising over the phone and at the door when Mr. Z arrived on the scene…he just shook is head.

I really think they were legitimate…

So recently, these phone calls…to my cell phone…about being a preferred shopper…have become a problem.

Two different area codes are calling.

What if it is my aunt?  or a cousin?  or a friend in need?

So I answer…several times a day.

Each time, I listen a bit less.

I really don’t care to be a preferred customer based on a recent purchase…no, I don’t want you to send me free gas cards for only one dollar shipping.

NO, I don’t care to hear about any other special offers.

You call while I am walking, and freezing, and just trying tackle this hill, see…

And yet, I am not able to hang up.

I just tell you no thank you, and please do have a great day anyway, ok?

And then…you call AGAIN?  and again and again and again.

Finally, in a pleading sort of way…I explain my frustration to some final straw…Miss, I really don’t know how much polite I have left, ok?

No problem DarmaZ, I will place you on the do not call list, have a nice day!


About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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